Essentials-Head/Toe Physical Assessment

This course provides nurses (RNs, RPNs, and student nurses) with opportunities to review and perform fundamental physical assessment skills in a simulated practice setting. A systematic approach to head-to-toe assessment of the adult patient, during which students apply foundational nursing knowledge using critical thinking and a clinical judgement process, is reinforced. In addition, professional standards and best practice guidelines are incorporated in assessment and the patient care planning process, to enable the delivery of nursing care that is individualized, safe, and of high quality.

Contact parttimestudies@fanshawec.ca to learn more about this course and future offerings.